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    ibook g4 help

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    ibook g4 help
    hey everyone,

    i am new to macs, i have just purchased a 2nd hand ibook g4 to edit video, i need to edit alot of video for my job and cant really afford to splash out on a newer mac, as much as i would love to!!

    i have garageband, iphoto etc etc but no imovie, i cant find any updates and i believe im going to have to buy software

    does anyone have any recomendations, tips, etc etc and what would be the best to use on my ibook

    many thanks everyone
    kat
    uk xx

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    ibook g4 help
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    20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.
    Can you post full specs of your iBook please, that way we can advise better.
    Processor speed, ram etc are the important things to know.
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    ibook g4 help

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    ibook g4
    Model Name: iBook G4
    Model Identifier: PowerBook6,5
    Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
    Processor Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 1.25 GB
    Bus Speed: 133 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.8.5f0
    Serial Number (system): UV4238HVR73
    Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-000D9343A7AC

    hope that is some help, please let me know if u need anything more

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    ibook g4 help

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    ibook g4
    just recently purchased and installed this

    1GB DDR 266MHz 200-PIN SODIMM IBOOK & POWERBOOK G4 RAM

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    20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.
    Ok, thanks.
    You are going to be limited by the spec of the iBook, just because it's older of course, and despite it's decent spec, you will struggle with iMovie, even if you can find an early version (4,5 or maybe 6).
    Now obviously I don't know the kind of thing you want to do when editing, but there is a free program that may be worth a try, it's free so no harm! It's called Quickmix>

    QuickMix - Mac Free

    Other than those options I guess we'd need to know more of what you want to do.
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    As long as you are aware that:

    a. That computer is, at minimum, almost seven years old.
    b. Was the low end and least powerful model when it was new

    My suggestion would be to locate a copy of iMovie 6 HD, max out the RAM (which you indicate you have done), use an external Firewire drive for your storage -- and I hope you are a patient soul.

    I hope the opportunity to move up to a newer machine comes soon for you. Good luck.

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